Category: Reuters

Stricter gun laws tied to fewer fatal police shootings

Reuters quoting Ziming Xuan, School of Public Health “U.S. states with tighter restrictions on the purchase and use of guns and ammunitions may have fewer fatal police shootings than places with more permissive firearm policies, a recent study suggests…” Expert quote: “However, based on the research literature, contrary to the common notion that people often […]

Adults who were preemies may face more mental health risks

Reuters Bob Joseph, School of Medicine Adults who were born prematurely at a very low birth weight may be more likely to experience mental health problems like depression and anxiety, a recent study suggests… Expert quote: “Very preterm birth can disrupt normal development of the brain and other physiological systems that support emotional and behavioral […]

Trump travel ban stirs faint corporate outcry beyond Silicon Valley

Reuters Cornelius Hurley, School of Law Most U.S. corporate bosses have stayed silent on President Donald Trump’s immigration curbs, underscoring the sensitivities around opposing policies that could provoke a backlash from the White House… Expert quote: “Industries including banking, healthcare and auto manufacturing see themselves on the cusp of a new era of deregulation, and […]

Trump rejects new lawsuit over foreign payments to his firms

Reuters Jay Wexler, School of Law President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed allegations in a new lawsuit by prominent constitutional and ethics lawyers that he is violating the U.S. Constitution by letting his hotels and other businesses accept payments from foreign governments…. Expert quote: “Either it will find that the plaintiff lacks standing, or alternatively […]

Global standards for Zika testing needed, doctors say

Reuters Davidson Hamer, School of Public Health Although the mosquito-born Zika virus often results in mild flu-like symptoms, serious birth defects linked to the illness may still justify travel advisories and require global testing standards, a new study suggests… Expert quote: “While the epidemic has slowed down in the Americas, there remains a threat of […]

A BAT deal with Reynolds adds to Big Tobacco’s e-cig advantage

Reuters Michael Siegel, School of Public Health British American Tobacco Plc’s proposed takeover of Reynolds American Inc could speed up Big Tobacco’s dominance of the quickly changing e-cigarette market, putting more pressure on early innovators already getting squeezed out… Expert quote: “We’re going to have a huge contraction of the vaping market with most of […]

Special Report – How Fidelity’s owners get richer at everyday investors’ expense

Reuters James Post, Questrom School of Business The mutual fund giant Fidelity Investments, founded seven decades ago and run ever since by the Johnson family, has won the trust of tens of millions of investors… Expert quote: “It does raise a potentially serious question. The uniqueness of the Fidelity arrangement requires the highest level of integrity.” […]

Family classes tied to better school performance for poor kids

Reuters Caroline Kistin, School of Medicine Children in low-income families who get extra help building social skills before kindergarten may behave better and get higher grades than their peers, a small study suggests… Expert quote: “The findings of this study are consistent with previous findings that the social-emotional health of young children is one of […]